The Eben brothers: a folk-rock band with a difference
The sons of a respected classical music composer, the Eben brothers -Kryštof, Marek and David- grew up surrounded by music and musical instruments. They received an education in classical music, but sought inspiration from folk, jazz and rock as they searched for their own style of expression. They formed their first folk-rock band in the late 1970s and their ability to combine different music styles and musical instruments created the unique "Eben style“ which captivates audiences.
Despite their musical talents and clever way with lyrics it took a while for the brothers to gain nation-wide recognition. Their first album entitled 'Small Songs to the Twilight' was released in 1984. Their second album, titled ‘Silent Household‘ came after an 11 year break. But it was only their third album, released in 2002, with the hit song "I am working on it" that got them nation-wide recognition.
The Eben brothers do not tour or release albums as often as other groups but they are immensely popular in the Czech Republic. Their concerts are packed and their new CDs are snapped up when they do appear. In 2008 they released an album called Chlebíčky – the popular Czech open-faced sandwiches – and in 2014 – their most recent album, came out under the title “Boot time”. It may just about be time for another.